Chinghiz Aitmatov (1928-2008)

Death: 10th June 2008
Cause of Death: Pneumonia
Location: Ata-Beyit Memorial (Grave of our Fathers), Chon Tash, Chüy oblast, Kyrgyzstan
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Soviet and Kyrgyz author who wrote in both Russian and Kyrgyz . He is the most well known figure in Kyrgyz literature. His best known work, Jamila, was published in 1958.